The Lennon Report

Synopsis: The unheard true story of the moments after John Lennon was shot as seen through the eyes of those who lived it. Alan Weiss, an ambitious young news producer, finds himself in a position to break the biggest story of the year following a violent motorcycle accident. The emergency department at Roosevelt Hospital discovers a John Doe shooting victim is the worlds biggest rock star and struggles to keep the news quiet while working to save his life.
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- My name is Alan Weiss.

I'm a producer at eye

witness news in New York.

Dr. Halleran, is

the patient responding

to internal cardiac compression?

No, still nothing.

Yes, I was inside the

emergency department

when they brought

John Lennon in.

Do you think it's time?

I'll do my best. Tell you

as much as I know

in as much detail as I can.

Today, France performed

nuclear testing on

Mururoa island.

- The Soviets are poised

to invade Poland

and what are we doing about it?

- Several nations joined in

the U.S.-led boycott

of the summer Olympics

in the u.S.S.R.

- The Dow Jones industrial

average soared by

15-percent this year.

Is this the end of

the recession?

- Confirmation from the

white house that

eight Americans died in the

failed rescue attempt.

- We're over a year into the

hostage crisis in Iran

and there doesn't seem to

be an end in sight.

- Iran once again celebrated

the anniversary of

"death to America day."

- Yeah, that's fine we're

boycotting the Olympics

but Russia is still in


What good did it do?

I do not agree with

the cuts that were made

by the congress.

I believe we should be

going toward with the

b-1 bomber program.

I think we should be going

toward with the trident

submarine program

to keep pace with Russia.

The electoral votes for

president Reagan say it all.

The liberal era is over.

- Early speculation

is that Reagan's

business-friendly politics

will be a boon to

economic recovery.

- The police raided

a home in the Bronx today,

arresting several members

of the black panthers.

- Crime rates continue

to rise with unemployment

in New York lingering

at ten percent.

Mayor Koch doesn't seem

to have an answer.

- Iran resumed its

petroleum exports this week.

- War has broken out between

north and south Yemen.

- Congressmen Allard Lowenstein

was shot and killed in his

Rockefeller center law office.

- We're getting a report of

a robbery in Astoria.

- Early reports of a

mugging in central park.

- This city has gotten to

the point where a congressman

isn't safe in his own office?

- Crimes are up again this year.

- It looks like 1980 will be

the most violent year

in New York City history.

- Police arrested three

Manhattan men suspected of

committing six break-ins.

- over thirty murders this year.

- We're hearing a report of

a police-involved shooting

in central park.

- Our department is responding

to a three-alarm fire.

- Reports of a five-alarm

fire in Brooklyn.

- Shooting on the

lower east side.

- Senator Edward Kennedy

gave an impassioned

speech about the role of guns in

our society.

- Reagan's going to have to

get these hostage's back!

At least he has a backbone!

- Just because Sweeney was

unstable doesn't mean I

should give up my rights!

I will

see you then, okay? Bye.

Your mail, Mr. Weiss.

- Thank you.

- What's in it?

- A letter.

- But... what's it about?

- Not sure.

Jeff, you shouldn't

worry about that.

It's most likely a letter

from his o.B.G.Y.N.

Determining that he

is in fact a hermaphrodite.

- Oh, you're a real

mind reader, Neil!

I wrote that one myself!

Are you gonna open it?

- Yeah, I'm gonna look

at it later, buddy.

- Is my jacket in here?

- No!

- Well what the hell

is it anyway?

Honestly, Jeff,

I told you about it.

Are you not aware what a

hermaphrodite is?

- Don't you have work to

do for the eleven besides

being a pain in the ass?

- Nope.

I saw the logo.

- Oh, you saw the logo?

- I saw the logo!

- Okay, great.

- Yes. I interviewed for

a position at CNN.

-What? Why?

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